This introductory guide to DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is an illustrated primer to many of the characters you can play in D&D, along with their essential weapons and adventuring tools.
In this illustrated guide, you're transported to the legendary and magical worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, where you are presented with one-of-a-kind entries for different types of warriors, as well as the weaponry these fighters need for D&D adventuring. This guide includes detailed illustrations of the weapons, armor, clothing, and other equipment that fighters use, and offers the tools young, aspiring adventurers need for learning how to build their own characters, including sample profiles, a flowchart to help you decide what type of warrior to be, and brainstorming challenges to start you thinking like an adventurer whether on your own or in the midst of an exciting quest with friends and fellow players.
About the Author
Dungeons & Dragons launched the great tradition of roleplaying games in 1974 with an unprecedented mix of adventure and strategy, dice-rolling, and storytelling. Wizards of the Coast continues to honor that tradition, bringing to market a diverse range of D&D game and entertainment experiences and influencing numerous writers, directors, and game designers by tapping into an innate human need to gather with friends and tell an exciting story together.
Jim Zub is a writer, artist, and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past twenty years he’s worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie, and video game companies including Marvel Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, and Bandai Namco. He’s been writing the official Dungeons & Dragons comic series since the launch of the fifth edition in 2014.
Stacy King is a Toronto-based author who began rolling her way through dungeon adventures when she was ten years old. Formerly the editor and lead writer for the Manga Classics line, she has overseen graphic novel adaptations of classic literary novels like Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, and Dracula. She has a B.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto. In her spare time, she enjoys historical costuming, baking, and board games.
Andrew Wheeler is a Shuster and Eisner Award–winning writer and editor born in the UK and based in Toronto. He has written for television, video games, comics, and prose. His works include the comics series Another Castle and Freelance and the LGBTQ young adult anthology Shout Out.
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”As more and more new players find D&D, it’s books like these that can help the game continue to grow by introducing younger players to the game.”—Geek Dad
“This beautifully-illustrated publication (the first of several companions) is your one-stop shop for spotting and identifying the fauna of the D&D universe, from dragons to Demogorgons. . . . You probably shouldn't venture into a storyline without it at your side.”—SyfyWire
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“With all-new illustrations and explanations of Dungeons & Dragons’s rules, character creation, monsters, and more for ages eight and up, there’s never been a better time to bring your kids to the table.”—Geek & Sundry
“They provide a useful starting point, with background on characters and creatures. The books are well-designed and easy to read; my son is now officially hooked.”—The Film Stage
“However, if you’re new or someone you know is new and possibly interested in playing, especially if they’re a middle school or high school aged person, then this is a great way to get an easier to read version of the flavor text from the Player’s Handbook.”—Geek Tyrant